There is nothing quite like ripping the plastic wrapping off of a brand new calendar.
Once that calendar is open, you can flip through the pages and start filling in all the things you have to look forward to in the coming year: birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, weddings, concerts, sporting events. It's amazing how many wonderful things we have to anticipate each year... and then there is the anticipation of not yet knowing what might fill up the rest of your calendar for the year. Will you receive an unexpected wedding invitation? Maybe your sister will announce a pregnancy and you'll have a due date to add to your calendar? What if your husband sets up a weekend getaway? I'd want to add that to my calendar for sure (hint, hint, wink, wink my dear husband).
And what about resolutions? Are New Year's resolutions something you make? There are arguments on both sides of the fence for whether resolutions should or shouldn't be made. For what it's worth, here are my two cents... My overall goal in life is to be better every day than I was the day before. If setting a goal at the start of a new year can help someone become better than they were previously, I'm all for it!
So, what resolutions will you make this year?
It's a new year. It's time for new beginnings and new goals.